Saturday, August 11, 2012

Wellsville School District Adopts New Cafeteria Policy

The Wellsville School District Food Service Dept. would like to remind all parents and guardians of the new cafeteria policy adopted. It is regarding the cap put on the number of lunches charged to student accounts.  At the July BOE meeting a resolution was approved setting the maximum of lunches that can be charged at five for adults and three for students.  The new policy is effective with the beginning of the 2012-2013 school year.

In a recent mailing the department issued a reminder of this new policy.  That cap is set at $10.25 for students in grades K through 8 and $6.15 for students in grades 9 through 12.  Once the accounts reach that amount they will be given an alternative meal that meets government nutritional requirements or they may bring a lunch from home.  No a la carte selections will be permitted with the alternative meal.  “If they choose an alternative meal it will be charged to their account.  This option will be available until your child’s account balance is paid in full” so states the reminder.

When adopting this new policy at the July meeting it was noted that some children were charging their lunches and using the cash given to them by their parents and guardians for other things.  Many parents were caught unawares that accounts had been built up by the students.  Any questions on the new policy can be directed to the Food Service Director Mrs. Coleen Wickham by calling 330-532-1319 – extension 1114. 

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Does anyone know what percentage of students in the school are on assistance programs, reduced or free lunches? A few years ago I heard it was 70%. if that is the case then a small number of families are actually paying for their Childs lunch out of pocket. And looks as if those who pay better not get in a pinch financially because their child will be penalized indirectly for this. Not sure what the schools idea of a nutritional lunch is. I heard a program like this was implemented in Harrison County awhile back. The meal was a carton of milk and cheese sandwich. As for students using money given for other things, parents can probably pay into the lunch account so there is a credit there.